By James Dearsley
Taken from his well known web publication, the Surrey Beekeeper, James Dearsley provides the 1st own, available account of the event of studying how to harvest bees
Beekeeping . . . oh my . . . what have I performed? i'm 30 years previous, i've been married for 3 years and am a brand new father to an exquisite little boy. definitely there are issues that I can be doing at this age which don't contain little yellow and black bugs that could damage you while you are remotely clumsy (which at 6ft five, i've got an awesome skill to be).
James Dearsley's spouse inspiration he had misplaced his brain while he introduced his goal to develop into a beekeeper. yet like many attracted to the self-sufficient way of life, he enjoyed gardening and turning out to be greens in his backyard and the previous romantic in him had idealistic notions of educating his little boy the place honey got here from, so he set himself what appeared an affordable aim: to get, in a year's time, only one jar of honey.
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Older heretical ideas that had survived relatively unchanged in the religious underground of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries could take on wholly new forms when exposed to new audiences during the Civil War. Readers of the many writings from the spiritualist tradition which became easily accessible for the first time through cheap publications might take on board some arguments but discard others, in ways the authors and their immediate followers would never have intended; ideas were constantly being refashioned and reworked in original and unexpected ways.
109 Winstanley was often willing – as in his readings of the Bible – to play freely with the meanings of constitutional documents, and in this he differed markedly from Lilburne, who was always keen to tease out the true meanings of such documents and the intentions of their authors. Winstanley may however have been acquainted with Lilburne, for the latter took over from him as counsel for John Fielder in 1650, and claimed to have been following the case from its inception. Gurney T02493 01 text 32 10/10/2012 11:19 The Making of the Digger 33 Winstanley was joined in his defence of Fielder by a neighbour of his, Henry Bickerstaffe, who lived at Painshill on the borders of Walton and Cobham.
It is also significant that it was around the time of republication that Winstanley was working on two of his most significant religious tracts, A New-Yeers Gift and the communistic Fire in the Bush, works that were designed partly to remind readers of the essential theological foundations of the Digger programme. Winstanley’s early works were written against a background of unfolding political crisis. 103 Following the invasion of Parliament by Presbyterian apprentices in July 1647, and the consequent flight of many MPs and peers, the army had marched on London, and large numbers of troops were once more quartered in counties around the capital; free quarter again became a major grievance.